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and human growth hormone. there were some big names on the possibly witness list including barry bonds and mark mcguire and clemens' manager and joy torre. right now, jury selection continues. potential jurors are being asked about their knowledge of the witness. the judge in this case is hoping to have a jury selected today. >>> right now, president obama is pressing consciousal leaders to bend in their debt negotiations. the president is meeting with top leaders of both parties at the white house this hour. according to "the washington post," he'll propose democrats accept major changes to social security and medicare. in change, the president will ask republicans to move off their no new taxes position. eric cantor says he's willing to trade some loopholes for other compromises. >> president insinuated that is a priority for him to plug the corporate jet loophole and i said, fine, plug the loophole, just make sure there's off setting texse setting tax cuts somewhere else. >> president obama is also pushing congress to reach a deal within two weeks to raise the nation's borrowi
we're in the low and mid-80s throughout much of the region. and that big area of rain coming in out of kentucky into west virginia and out of ohio and into pennsylvania, that is continuing to advance to the east and that's associated with a stalled front that's over the region. all these counties in green under a flash flood watch for this afternoon, all the way into tonight. it include most of virginia, the district, and most of maryland. so expect some heavy downpours later this afternoon and overnight tonight that may cause some flooding and thunder and lightning as well, and a small risk of some damaging winds. but then, less humid for the weekend. a bit less humid saturday and sunday with highs near 90. a little more humid monday and tuesday next week. and break from high humidity again on wednesday and thursday. eun? >> tom, thanks so much. >>> still ahead on news 4 h midday, why july is a bad time to be admitted to the hospital. plus, the royal couple heads to southern california today. we'll tell you >>> hiring slowed to a near standstill last month. let's check in i know back'
members. >> we were in the middle of bankruptcy -- >> reporter: when they won the lottery. that big check bought them out of debt, but they spent little else. all you did with your house is put in a heat pump and siding? >> and a driveway. >> reporter: for the car that carries him to work, five years later. some students were worried he might quit. >> man, we're going to miss you like crazy. >> reporter: tyrone, you could be sleeping at 4:00 in the morning. >> you could be dog stuff. that's my philosophy. >> reporter: for "today," bob dotson, nbc news, with an american story in seattle, washington. >> well, good for him. we wish him all the best. >>> stocks are a little changed in today's early going. let's check in with cnbc's julia boorstin. she has more on that and the rest of the day ease business headlines. good day to you, julia. >> good morning, eun. it's another choppy, thin volume session, and stocks are up, but just slightly. the nasdaq up by nearly 5 points with, the s&p 500 up just a fraction of a point. banks among the worst performers of the day while consumer staples
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